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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WICKIUP RESERVOIR
DAVIS CREEK
BROWNS CREEK ROAD / FS ROAD #4280
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
LATITUDE: N 4343.008
LONGITUDE: 12147.182
(From dispersed campsite on Road#xx)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Road #4280 is a dirt road with washboards.
about 3 miles long that connects between
Hwy.42 and Hwy.46(Cascade Lakes Hwy)
There are spur roads that lead to Wickiup
Reservoir and Davis Creek with some great
campsites.

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir

Little Meadow on Road#4280
Little Meadow on Road#4280

Little Meadow on Road#4280
Little Meadow on Road#4280

Road towards camp
Road towards Dispersed Campsites

Road#4280 Campsite
Road#4280 Campsite

Road#4280 Campsite
Road#4280 Campsite

Road#4280 Campsite
Road#4280 Campsite

Wickiup Reservoir Sand Bar
Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir

Can get crowded on weekends with fishermen.

Primitive campsites with firerings
No Garbage / Pack It Out
Limit 30 days total in a calender year
No camping below high water mark

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir

Water levels fluctuate due to irrigation purposes.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS
It is your responsibility to know what fire
restrictions are in place. Axe, shovel, and
5 gallons of water required for dispersed
camping. A fire extinguisher and pair of
leather gloves recommended.

View from Wickiup Dam
Wickiup Dam

Wickiup Reservoir(11,200-acres) was named
for the "wickiup'' poles of the shelters made
by the Indians who would camp here when
fishing and hunting. The poles would be
covered with tree limbs and brush. In 1949
when Wickiup Reservoir was filled with water
the poles were still standing.

wild Flowers
Flower on Road#4280

DIRECTIONS:
From Road#42
Turn on Road #4280 / Browns Creek Road
and take any spur road to the left

From Road#46
(3 miles south from the junction of Road#46 and #42)
Take Road#4280 / Browns Creek Road

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Road#4280 is dirt surface with washboards.

Cascade Lakes map

MAP
These are our personal hand drawn maps
Not guaranteed for accuracy

There are a series of roads that wind
along the waters edge. There are no numbers
or markings, but it is hard to get lost, even if
you don't know where you are.

Wickiup Reservoir
Wickiup Reservoir

Boat Ramp at Crane Prairie Resort
Boat Ramp at Crane Prairie Resort

Showers at Crane Prairie Reservoir Lodge
$1.25 in quarters for 3 minutes.
Showers and Laundry at Twin Lakes Lodge.

Drinking water at Rock Creek Campground
on Cascade Lakes Highway / FS Road#46
Hand pump next to the fish cleaning station
is a deep source well and the water is cool,
clean and refreshing.

Information and Interesting Facts
Information and Interesting Facts
Cascade Lakes Hwy / Road#46
Milepost xx

Cascade Lakes Highway
Cascade Lakes Hwy / Road#46

Also see: CHRISTMAS VALLEY / GREEN MOUNTAIN
Also see:
CHRISTMAS VALLEY / SAND DUNES
Also see:
CRANE PRAIRIE RESERVOIR
Also see:
LAVA FLOW CAMPGROUND
Also see:
NEWBERRY CRATER and MONUMENT
Also see:
ROCK CREEK CAMPGROUND
Also see:
SPARKS LAKE RECREATION AREA
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#090
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4260
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#4370
Also see:
WICKIUP RESERVOIR / ROAD#44

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TOURIST PHOTOS

Elk Lake
Elk Lake
LATITUDE: N 43.58.815
LONGITUDE: W 121.48.325
Elevation; 4893'
Elk Lake was named by J.Roy Harvey, first
supervisor of the Deschutes National Forest.
It covers approximately 390 acres. It's maximum
depth is 75 feet and the lake has no surface outlet.

Deschutes River
Parking Area along the Deschutes River
Century Drive / MP 42
LATITUDE: N 43.51.399
LONGITUDE: W 121.47.000

Lava Lake
Lava Lake with Mount Bachelor in the background
LATITUDE: N 43.54.920
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.090

Little Lava Lake
Little Lava Lake
LATITUDE: N 43.54.635
LONGITUDE: W 121.45.710

Day Use Area
Day Use Area
LATITUDE: N 43.53.005
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.112
Century Drive Day Use Area along the Deschutes River
Picnic tables, Metal Firerings

Cow Meadow and Deschutes River
Cow Meadow and Deschutes River
Fee Area / $10
LATITUDE: N 43.48.800
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.580
Elevation: 4530'
Road 970 for 1 1/2 miles

Snow
Century Drive between Sparks Lake and Mount Bachelor
Snow on ground June 7, 2010

Devils Garden from Cascade Lakes Highway
Devils Garden from Cascade Lakes Highway
(Between milepost 27-28)

Deschutes River
Deschutes River viewed form Highway 42
LATITUDE: N 43.44.665
LONGITUDE: W 121.46.935
This section of the Deschutes River flows between
Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir

PHOTO HERE
Old Cabin on Browns Creek
N 43.43.400
W 121.49.060
Elevation 4424'
From the dispersed camp area there is an old road
and the cabin is about a five minute walk. There are
several springs and an old water wheel...

Wildflowers at Davis Lake
Wildflowers near Davis Lake

Mushroom Camp
Mushroom camp on Road#5814 near Crescent Lake

Over 5000 people live here during the mushroom season.
You can see hundreds of these pole buildings...

Below photos are from the mouth of the
Deschutes River, where it drains into the
Columbia River at Deschutes Crossing
and Deschutes State Recreation Area.
Also see:
FRENCH GLEN

Deschutes River Crossing
Deschutes Crossing
Deschutes River drains into the Columbia River

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Crowded conditions at Wickiup Reservoir
Crowded conditions at Wickiup Reservoir
Every campsite and possible space was occupied.
In the last couple years are more and more people.

Free campgrounds and camping
OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
DESCHUTES NATIONAL FOREST
WICKIUP RESERVOIR